Simplify Your Small Move With These Tips

by Monica Delaporta 09/11/2022

Not every move requires professional movers. Sometimes, you can accomplish smaller moves on your own with a single car or the help of some friends. Small moves might include to and from an apartment in the same building or moving only to a specific room like an office or workshop. Regardless of the size of the move, there are some important things to keep in mind to make the process simpler. Here are some of the best ways to handle a small move:

Rent a Truck, Van or Trailer

You may not need an enormous moving truck, but you may need more space than your personal car. This is the perfect situation for companies that rent out vans, trucks and trailers for transporting large loads. These services provide a variety of different sized vehicles depending on how much space and weight capacity you will need. Some will let you rent by the hour in order to keep your costs low on quick back-and-forth trips.

Hire Specialized Movers

Some moving companies specialize in small moves. Others may have a specific option for it in their list of services. Small moves don’t require as many people or as much space as larger ones, so a specialized team will know to send fewer movers and smaller vehicles. There are some moving companies that offer a load and unload service without the actual transportation. In this scenario, you drive the vehicle yourself but hire the professional movers to load your furniture and other belongings into your chosen mode of transport. This is an excellent option for locations with stairs or if you have extremely heavy and ungainly furniture, you need help to get in and out of your car or other vehicle.

Ship Individual Items

If you’re moving long-distance, sometimes it’s easier and less expensive to ship your boxes to your destination. There are many providers that offer large package and furniture shipping for this purpose. For smaller and standard shape items like boxes, you can use your post office or local shipping service branch for help. While mailing items comes with certain restrictions on weight and size, there are usually options for bulk pricing or moving of larger items for a lump sum. This is a great option for small moves, especially if you are moving too far to drive.

While small moves may seem simple, they can be just as complex and stressful as larger moves. If you’re planning a small move, keep these tips in mind to make the process carefree and quick.

About the Author

Monica Delaporta

About Me

Everybody deserves a home they love, whether it is for one year or 30 years. And the process of buying your dream home should be exciting. That's where I come in, from selling your current home to finding that perfect place. My family and I have moved 8 times in 15 years, across oceans and across country - ask me about the passport story. I know how daunting it all might seem, but I am here to help you successfully navigate through the home sale and buying process. I have been able to call Metro West and Central Massachusetts home for almost two decades now, so whether you move into, out of, or within Massachusetts, I know my market and I love what I am doing. So let's make sure some of that love rubs off on you. 

My Experience

-16+ years of sales experience

-Full time, which allows me to be very flexible

-Experience with buying and selling Single Family Homes, Multi-Family homes, Condos, New Construction, Short Sales, Land

-Master's degree in business from the University of Oregon

My Community Involvement

- President of the Friends of the Butler Farm Bark Park